Savory Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls, 鹹湯圓)

This savory tang yuan is a classic southern Chinese dish that Mama Lin makes to celebrate the winter solstice. Glutinous rice balls are served in a broth along with daikon, dried shrimp, Chinese sausage, and pan-fried fish cake. My mom never measures any of the ingredients for this dish, so I’ve streamlined her recipe below. I also have a vegan version here.